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It began like any other trip. You checked your bags and proceeded to board the plane in anticipation of what lied ahead on the other side of your journey. Then the unexpected happened. Instead of being greeted by friends or family once you arrived at your destination, you were met with tragedy.

Small plane crashes have become an increasingly common occurrence in recent years. From 2017 to 2018, aviation fatalities increased from 59 to 561. In 2019, there were 23 airliner accidents, a 30 percent increase from the previous year.

The physical injuries sustained in an aviation accident, whether by plane or helicopter, can be far more severe than other accidents and often require a more radical surgery and longer recovery time. The physical impact of plane crashes is matched by the financial loss that incurs as a result. Lost wages and medical debt can set your family back financially for years. For the accident victims who don’t survive, however, the devastation to their families can last a lifetime.

For a free legal consultation with an aviation accident lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

Seeking Justice for Aviation Accident Victims Since 1977

When you’ve lost everything or are in pain, it can be tempting to forgo hope. Dealing with an accident of this magnitude, such as an air crash, can be emotionally and physically debilitating. You may not know where to start or who you can go to for viable advice, or if you have the emotional stamina to stay the legal course.

Selecting an attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make in your case. It can be the differentiating factor between receiving the compensation you desire or spending years with your case in limbo. In addition to experience, you need an attorney that will prioritize your needs and ensure you and your loved ones are protected.

Let the attorneys at Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) help you get your life back by securing you the compensation you deserve for your aviation accident. We have earned our 40-year reputation for million-dollar results by not backing down. No matter how big the opponent or the complexity of your plane or helicopter accident case, we have the resources and experience to obtain the best possible result for you and your family.

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    It began like any other trip. You checked your bags and proceeded to board the plane in anticipation of what lied ahead on the other side of your journey. Then the unexpected happened. Instead of being greeted by friends or family once you arrived at your destination, you were met with tragedy.

    Small plane crashes have become an increasingly common occurrence in recent years. From 2017 to 2018, aviation fatalities increased from 59 to 561. In 2019, there were 23 airliner accidents, a 30 percent increase from the previous year.

    The physical injuries sustained in an aviation accident, whether by plane or helicopter, can be far more severe than other accidents and often require a more radical surgery and longer recovery time. The physical impact of plane crashes is matched by the financial loss that incurs as a result. Lost wages and medical debt can set your family back financially for years. For the accident victims who don’t survive, however, the devastation to their families can last a lifetime.

    For a free legal consultation with an aviation accident lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

    Seeking Justice for Aviation Accident Victims Since 1977

    When you’ve lost everything or are in pain, it can be tempting to forgo hope. Dealing with an accident of this magnitude, such as an air crash, can be emotionally and physically debilitating. You may not know where to start or who you can go to for viable advice, or if you have the emotional stamina to stay the legal course.

    Selecting an attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make in your case. It can be the differentiating factor between receiving the compensation you desire or spending years with your case in limbo. In addition to experience, you need an attorney that will prioritize your needs and ensure you and your loved ones are protected.

    Let the attorneys at Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) help you get your life back by securing you the compensation you deserve for your aviation accident. We have earned our 40-year reputation for million-dollar results by not backing down. No matter how big the opponent or the complexity of your plane or helicopter accident case, we have the resources and experience to obtain the best possible result for you and your family.

    Contact Us Today

    Request a Free
    Consultation




      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

      Disclaimer:



      The Challenges of Aviation Claims

      When it comes to cases involving aviation accidents, many attorneys end up facing some of the most challenging litigation problems of their careers. Everything from state and federal legislation and complicated insurance matters to technical engineering issues can arise. That’s why plane crash or accident victims must have an experienced professional litigation team on their side.

      Internationally Recognized Leaders in Aviation Litigation

      As recognized leaders in aviation accident litigation, the firm of OPO brings to the table significant technical knowledge, advanced litigation skills, and a long history of successfully representing airplane crash victims and their families.

      Our law firm has a well-earned reputation for delivering the best settlements for our clients, both local and international, including a seven-figure compensation for the families of plane crash victims. Attorneys at our firm have repeatedly been selected to the Super Lawyers list and received an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ratings you can receive for legal ability and high ethical standards.

      From small accidents to international airline disasters, our cases have involved all types of aircraft, including commercial, corporate, and recreational airplanes, and helicopters. We have an outstanding record of success in aviation accident cases and have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for loss and damage for clients.

      Beyond Results: How an Aviation Attorney Builds Your Case

      For OPO, compensation for your loss is only the first step. We dig deep into learning and understanding how the aircraft works, from what propels an airplane forward in the air and how it maneuvers, to how its instruments are intended to function. The discoveries made during this process enable us to uncover what issues may have contributed to the crash to help you build a strong case. Determining the parties responsible for aviation crashes, identifying the problems that may have contributed to or caused the accidents, and raising public awareness about safety issues is a vital part of our process at OPO.

      Leading Causes of Aviation Accidents

      When you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a plane or helicopter crash, only one thing will suffice—answers. Your mind may be flooded with questions regarding the circumstances of this air crash accident. Questions such as: “Could this crash have been prevented?” and “Who can I hold accountable for my loss?”

      A variety of factors, from a human error to a defect with the plane itself, can cause an airplane accident. Other contributing factors may include:

      • Human error—Several individuals contribute to the safe and successful operation of a plane—mechanics, ground crew, air traffic controllers, and pilots, to name a few. This fact leaves significant room for human error, which accounts for an estimated half of the crashes that occur.
      • Equipment failure/malfunction—There are cases when a plane crashes due to mechanical failure.  These failures can vary from faulty structural design or equipment manufacturing to inadequate testing and improper maintenance and repairs.
      • Inclement weather—Ice, fog, wind shear, and other dangerous weather conditions can decrease visibility, affecting the pilot’s ability to navigate the plane. More than two-thirds of weather-related aviation accidents have been fatal, according to a study by the National Transportation Safety Board  (NTSB).

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      If you or a family member have been the victim of a plane or helicopter crash, contact Owen, Patterson & Owen at 800.676.5295 or contact us for a consultation. During this free evaluation, an experienced attorney will review your case and advise your best options for a successful outcome.

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